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This was the first book I have ever read that was written by Georgette Heyer I can see why her work is so loved It was very well written and much attention was given to detail which I always enjoy She ut much work it into it while still allowing me to use my imagination to a oint that was satisfactory for me While I m far from an expert on the Duke of Wellington or Waterloo I still think the military aspects of the story were very well on the Duke of Wellington or Waterloo I still think the military aspects of the story were very well and appreciate the research Heyer ut into it all My favorite characters were robably Colonel Audley himself the Duke of course and Barbara s brother Lord George view spoilerWhen George was brought in something in my mind hoped he would get some attention in the book as it went on and I was actually happy to find he and Lucy were married For some reason I love the idea of opposite sorts of eople getting together I ll a What did I know about the battle of Waterloo rior to reading this novel Nothing Nothing at all I didn t even know who the Duke of Wellington was But thanks to this wonderful masterpiece by Heyer I now feel a lot educated This was just brilliant The main character Captain Audley was in my opinion extremely appealing and the wonder is that he fell in love so uickly with the outrageous Lady Barbara Bab was an excellent character and in true Alastair fashion incredibly notorious but she was so different from the kind respected Captain Audley that I really wondered what on earth he saw in her that attracted him so much except for the fact
that she is divinely beautiful but since Audley is supposed to she is divinely beautiful but since Audley is supposed to sense than to fall in love with a woman because of her appearance one really wonders Nevertheless they have a beautiful love story uite la Heyer and as the war rages and Barbara starts to show a compassionate side I was actually uite in favour of her match with Captain AudleyAs for the actual historical art of An Infamous Army Heyer s retelling of the battle of Waterloo was so detailed so intense and so overpowering that I felt as though as I was right there on the battlefield with the Duke of Wellington who seemed to be everywhere at once without getting hit Captain Audley who had to deliver endless messages through the masses of dead bodies and abandoned euipment and the whole of the Allied forces struggling to hold the line against the French troops Since the "Battle Doesn T Happen "doesn t happen about 34 of the book I was beginning to doubt whether or not Heyer meant to describe actual battlefield action and well to be sure it was a lot better than I had imaginedI enjoyed the military descriptions rior to battle very much as well It was great to see how the Duke was getting ready I remember that Lady Worth was surprised at his giving balls and enjoying himself out of office but I don t blame him in the least It must have been very hard to be in charge of the army and I think he needed to go to balls and all that in order to stay sane I liked his relationship with his fellow aides de camp whom he called his family It created such a nice sense of unity and collaboration One could tell that even though the Duke was above them in terms of social classes and military grades they were all good friends and went beyond their employee employer relationshipThat being said however Wellington s strong bonds with his co workers only made it all the sad when some of them died As good as An Infamous Army is it remains a war novel and war novels are wellvery sad I wanted to cry every time an important military died Though his staff fell about him he continued to ride up and down his lines rallying failing troops restraining men who maddened by the rain of deadly shot could hardly be kept from launching themselves through the smoke in a desperate charge against their ersecutors Wait a little longer my lads you shall have at them Times of Bede presently heromised By God I thought I had heard enough of this man but he far surpasses my expectations Uxbridge exclaimed It is not a man but a god Wellington was expected by the Frühjahr 1815 Mitten in den Wiener Kongress latzt die Schreckensbotschaft Napoleon ist zurückgekehrt Dem gesellschaftlichen Leben in Brüssel tut dies indes keinen Abbruch vertraut man dort doch auf die Kriegskünste des. Russels The Runaway Prophet Jonah Study Guide 1998 population as some kind of demi god He didn t turn out to be what they had expected when he firstuts an appearance at a gathering in Brussels in the beginning Well had all these Književna groupie 2: Strovaljivanje people seen him fight on the battlefield they would have thought like UxbridgeHonestlyeople back in the days greatly surprised me sometimes Everyone comes to Brussels before the war when they can be of no articular use but simply want a little bit of action but not too much and amusement and they all FLEE during the war when they actually have the chance to help the wounded soldiers who come back in the city looking for help and shelter Like Lord Worth said My opinion of the human race has never been high but the antics that are being erformed at this moment exceed every expectation of folly with which I had reviously indulged my fancy I read Heyer for romance This book was not what I expected Too much military and hard to understandREVIEWER S OPINIONI think it might be better to READ this book rather than LISTEN to it as an audiobook It was hard to understand all the military lanning and battle action an audiobook It was hard to understand all the military Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. David Shields planning and battle action needed to see diagrams andictures It was also hard to follow the various officers names by listening as opposed to reading I understand the author did a lot of research in order to be accurate about the Battle of Waterloo The narrator spoke too fast for me which did not helpI may be off on my Learner Strategies in Language Learning percentages but it feels like half the book is about a relationship between an army officer and a widow The other half is about militarylanning and fighting the Battle of Waterloo This is NOT for someone wanting interesting and fully developed romantic relationships I never understood what they saw in each other It was just instant attraction at first sightTwo characters in this story Barbara and George are "the grandchildren of characters in Devil s Cub You do NOT need to read that book in advance This is definitely "grandchildren of characters in Devil s Cub You do NOT need to read that book in advance This is definitely stand alone bookThere is a mystery about Lucy and her love interest a minor third story I can t remember how that was resolved or even if it was It needed explanation or it could be my own bad memorySTORY BRIEFColonel Audley sees Barbara at a ball and falls in love at first sight Barbara is a notorious widow who is unlikeable mean vain and spoiled She is beautiful and loves to flirt She falls for the Colonel as well but her bad behavior causes Dangerously Placed problems Lucy is sad and we don t know why until much later in the book The Battle of Waterloo is the second story Colonel Audley isart of the actionDATAUnabridged audiobook length 14 hours Narrator Claire Higgins Swearing language none Sexual content none Setting 1815 Brussels and Waterloo Belgium Book Published 1937 Genre historical military fiction with a side of romance This is exactly the bracing kind of story I needed Jolly good fun as the general opulation of characters in this book would say Georgette Heyer has always been good at adventure stories set amongst the British upper class but in this she has far outdone herself Her research is astounding The second half of the book largely consists of an enormously through about 150 ages long Paradise Run play bylay account of the battle of Waterloo and its immediate lead up and aftermath Heyer seems to know every small action every commander each failed and successful strategy on both sides not to mention her unbelievable knowledge of 19th century warfare and British army cant of the time This art of the novel reads like something between a history tome and the narrative novel that its supposed to be I certainly didn t know about 34 of any of the stuff in there I think her main character Charles Audley one of the aides de camp to Wellington was about the only erson who was invented In further raise I think Charles and Barbara are one of the realistic couples she s created and each of them three dimensional and changing throughout the course of the story Their love is somewhat unmotivated at first but if you just accept it there s no fault to be found thereafte. Herzogs von Wellington der soeben aus Wien eingetroffen ist Zum Generalstab des Feldmarschalls zählt auch der junge schneidige Charles Audley dessen Schwägerin sich nun eifrig daran macht für ihn eine gute Partie zu suc. .